Under pressure Boris Johnson turned the air blue for the second time in the mayoral race this morning. Challenged over revelations that he sought commercial sponsorship from News International — at the same time they were being investigated by the police force which he controls — Boris ranted at the BBC’s London political editor:

“Stuff [Tim] Donovan and his fucking bollocks”

Perhaps this explains Johnson’s flippancy over phone hacking. Left Foot Forward have a full run-down of Boris’ quotes on phone hacking, which include:

“I think it looks like a politically motivated put up job.”

“You are trying to make a song and dance about nothing in my view.”

With the forced smile which followed this gaffe, perhaps the campaign is finally getting to Boris.

  1. I would have said exactly the same about Tim Donovan and his political bias. Shameful that the BBC is allowed to get away with it.

  2. Seriously, Reader? You think it was reasonable and sensible that Johnson was seeking sponsorship from a corporation whose activities were and are under police investigation, and that that police force is under Johnson’s purview? That’s entirely appropriate in your view? You’re shooting the messenger and ignoring the message.

  3. This is a ridiculous statement, as usual. Tim is a journalist, this is not biased, these are facts. Bias would be not reporting these things. Or not reporting terrible things that have happened under him like the London newspaper.

  4. These comments regarding BBC anti Tory bias are bewildering. You have to be joking. Completely delusional and out of touch. See Marr’s incisive interviewing of the PM on Sunday….not. Good grief.

  5. I suspect that the BBC is prone to favour whoever it is that may or may not let them put up their ridiculous tax on the British population. Previously Labour, now the Tories. Their anti SNP bias in Scotland has to be seen to be believed. The evening news presenter Jackie Bird has to make a physical effort not to vomit when she has to mention something the government has done that is good.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

1000

Comments are limited to 1000 characters.